Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, AKA the busiest man in Hollywood is about to start filming a brand new Jumanji movie. The film will be a continuation of the original 1995 film based on the Chris Van Allsburg book which starred the late Robin Williams. Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, Jack Black and Karen Gillan will join The Rock in this jungle adventure.
Before production starts in Hawaii, The Rock shared a nice video of the cast being blessed by a Hawaiian Kahu. The Rock, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan are seen in the video wearing leis around their necks, as the Kahu blesses the cast before the cameras start rolling.
Before we embark our #JUMANJI journey here in Hawaii, we gathered our entire cast (here with me are Jack Black, Kevin Hart, our director Jake Kasdan and Karen Gillian) and crew together as our Hawaiian Kahu (priest) Cordell Keka blesses our film with powerful aloha spirit of laughter, enjoyment and love. I often talk about mana (spirit) with you guys and the mana in this room/in this moment was extremely powerful – it can take your breath away and give you goosebumps like crazy. (I was low key ready to run thru a wall in this moment;). Our Kahu eloquently spoke and reminded us that even though our faces are the ones on screen, it takes an AMAZING CREW OF EVERYONE to make this movie work. And when we get tired from long work hours to always remember the joy, laughter and fun our movie will bring to families around the world. So simple, but such a great reminder to keep that perspective of bringing joy and fun to families. Very cool. Thank you Kahu Cordell Keka for this powerful blessing, thank you Hawaii – proud to be back home and THANK YOU in advance to our hard working crew. #JUMANJI #OurHawaiianBlessing #Mana #LetsShoot
The Rock always knows how to promote films even before production begins. This is yet another case in which he chronicles the excitement of making movies as well as his passion for what is to come. This also showcases that this Jumanji sequel is now blessed with the “power aloha spirit of laughter, enjoyment and love.”
What are you guys most excited about with this new Jumanji sequel? Do you think they will stay true to the spirit of Chris Van Allsburg’s story as well as pay tribute to Robin Williams? Will The Rock’s Dr. Bravestone be his answer and audition to possibly play Indiana Jones? Okay, that seems unlikely but The Rock has done weirder things before. Sound off in the comments below.
Directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, and Karen Gillan, Jumanji opens in theaters on July 28, 2017.